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Please see below for a change of arrangements to our New Year's Eve fun run.    Council Tax consultation until 22nd December - click here

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Well, what a movie! In November A Man Called Ove had us all variously in stitches 😂  and in tears 😭. In December Shotesham Screen presents The Ladykillers (1955),  a film about 5 diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery who rent rooms from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians, read the full review hereFriday 15th, 7.30 at Trinity Hall and tickets, as always, are £5 from Raz on 550122 or razwoollacott@gmail.com

Additional Christmas activities include our wine tasting, a kiddies Christmas party 🎉 on Wed 20th Dec and the traditional gathering round the Christmas tree🎄on Christmas Eve, and on ‘Old Year’s’ day take a walk 🚶🏻🐶with the group or a Fun Run 🏃🏼‍♀️for the more energetic! Read on for all the details.

Last event of the year for the Walking Group will be on Sunday 31st Dec, see diary for details.       

Wine Tasting – Excellent evening, particularly well presented by Simon and Jo and many thanks to both. Over £200 raised for the All Saints Bells project. 


Following a successful event last year, this year’s Children’s Christmas Party will be on Wed 20th Dec. Make sure your youngsters don’t miss out, see here for details of how they can be there.

At 6pm on Christmas Eve everyone is once again invited to gather around the tree at All Saints Church for carol singing and bell ringing with mulled wine and mince pies. The highlight as always will be the children’s handbell ringing, and any children interested in taking part should contact Ted Burton at tedburton221@gmail.com or 07718066519. Rehearsals will be 3/12,10/12,17/12 at 3.00pm at Ted’s house & 24/12 at 5.30 in the church.

We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget your torch. There will be a collection to be donated to East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) on behalf of Max Muntingh, a 10 year old fellow villager who had excellent support from EACH before he very sadly passed away in July after struggling with cancer. Please give generously for this very worthy cause.


Once again, the village (and friends) are invited to take part in the annual Shotesham Fun Run on New Years Eve. Runners of all ages and abilities can come along and see out 2017 with a 5 mile run around the village. Unfortunately, being a Sunday, Shotesham All Saints Church is unavailable, so this year’s run will start and finish at the Globe, meeting up at 11.00 for an 11.30 start, with a refreshment in The Globe on completion for those who wish to. Please note this is a casual, free to enter fun run designed for families and friends of the village. For further details, please contact Matt Sykes – matt@mind-span.co.uk.

Christmas at Saxlingham Toddler and Baby Group click here for details. 

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In addition to all the ongoing activities that are open to us in Shotesham, we now have a cycling group organised by Paul Maddison (see inaugural meet below)! The group would welcome any additional enthusiasts to join up and, for future rides, intend to plan a slow and fast route with a conveniently mutual midway coffee stop. If anyone has any good or favourite routes please feel free to share with the group via Paul at maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

Sad to report that some lead flashing has been stolen from the roof at the back of All Saints church, which follows the burglaries in September. We would ask everyone be vigilant and report any unusual activity, remembering that if you see anything suspicious you can immediately contact the police by calling 101 and they’ll do their best to respond asap. 

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

A beautiful image of a rainbow over St Mary’s taken around 7am on 9th of November, even though the owner, Jim Moore, apologises for the quality as he only had his mobile phone available! 


Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing November newsletter – Police Newsletter, Nov 17

August monthly report from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link.   http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-roundup-hu9n1bctss?e=a405ee187e

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